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rumbling concrete. latest discovery, corrosion inside the bay bridge tunnel has cal tans engineers working to prevent further damage. >> doing more tests to be sure the tunnel is safe, the latest discoveries come after an incident last month when a large chunk of concrete damaged a woman's car. abc 7 news reporter amy just spoke with caltrans officials. she joins us live from their oakland office, amy? >> they tell me that right after that incident they went ahead
and started looking into the walls of the tunnel and they found corrosion which they say is an huge surprise given the fact that this tunnel is 80 years old. >> driving eastbound you may sea spots where concrete is removed. that's because cal tran says worried it would break loose and fall on you. >> we moved the unfounded concrete and it is now exposed and now we have to rewire what's in there and discovered there is light corrosion on the rebar. >> caltrans tested the tunnel walls after a chunk fell on a car last month. the driver was okay but the car was not. the block doing been 3,000 worth of damage. the official decided to examine the entire 80-year-old tunnel. >> they hammered against the concrete wall and it becomes very apparent when it is hollow and vulnerable it breaking loose. we've done that test and we also are looking at x-rays of the
tunnel. >> officials say they removed the weak spot and the tunnel is safe. the drivers don't feel so sure. >> a dangerous situation. it needs to be fixed. so that must be happening. it is simple for me. no excuse for it. >> they need to fix that. that is something that they need to get right on and a week goes by and someone gets killed, what will they do then? >> caltrans said this should have californians thinking about the future. >> in a larger picture is the need for funding and need for maintenance of this infrastructure that is aging. >> so caltrans has taken x-rays. they are studying them and going over them at the federal highway administration and discussing next steps and of course how to pay for everything. reporting live from oakland, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. thank you. news out of fremont.
police are investigating a crash that left a man in critical condition last night. it happened just after 10:15 near peralta boulevard. a witness told them the driver was racing another car when he lost control and hit a tree. the driver has several broken bones but is expected to survive. >> we are expecting to get more detail from hayward police today after they found the body of a missing san jose woman over the weekend. the coroner is expected to conduct an autopsy today on the body of 22-year-old staceying agular. this case is being treated as a homicide. agular was last seen leaving a party with her boyfriend. there will be a press conference at 2:00 this afternoon. >> you can follow us on twitter for any breaking details as they come in. >> a brazen killer shot man in san fan right across the street from the northern district police station. firing into a car stopped in the mcdonald's drive through yesterday witnesses say he fired
into the passenger window several times and then ran off. the passenger in the car died at the hospital. the driver was not hurt. >> trying to figure out if the shooting four blocks way from that mcdonald's has anything to do with the drive-through murder. there was another victim at eddie and bu kanchelskis streets at about 8:30 last night. someone drove the person to san francisco general. the victim suffered nonlife threatening injuries. they have not made an arrest. >> the death of a napa valley innovator. peter died at 101. peter and his brother, robert mondovy fought for years before reconciling later in life. peter is credited with improving california wine making and led the movement in the making of white wine. >> a pet owner plans to file a police report after her cat was lured from her home and tortured for hours. we want to warn you some of this
video coming up, the images may be difficult to see. and a story you will see only on abc 7 news. our camera at a home along locust street to meet the 2-year-old showing up badly injured. he is barely able to see and has a broken jaw that's wired together. punctured tail and massive hematoma on his chest. he had to be fed with a feeding tube. the vet thinks he was hit repeatedly with a baseball bat. his owners started a go fund me account to start with vet bills. just this weekend they exceeded the goal but you can still help if you would like. >> an emergency meeting is held tonight for people displace bid this massive fire in san francisco's mission district a year ago. driving dozens from homes at 22nd and mission streets last january. the landlord was ordered to tear town the building for safety reasons.
this eliminates the rights for people to return home. they say they have been forced out of the rentals. >> there is a high-tech battle with apple and the federal government. cook explains to employees why hacking into iphones is a bad idea that will endanger americans. tiffany is here with the latest. >> in that e-mail cook said he received support from thousands of people over the past week. tomorrow rallies against the fbi are planned at apple stores around the country and here in the bay area. in a letter to the public the director of the fbi said open willing the iphone of farook comes down to the victims and justice. writing we can't look for survivors in the eye for ourselves in the mirror if we don't follow this lead. apple ceo tim cook responded with an e-mail to his employees this morning saying the company has no tolerance for terrorists. but this demand puts americans
at risk. at stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people and setting a dangerous precedent that threatens everyone's civil liberties. apple hired attorney ted olsen whose wife died in the 9/11 attacks. >> apple has the responsibility to maintain the trust and faith of millions of people who have depended upon apple to produce a product that protects their privacy, intimate personal life. this is a pandora's box. >> over the weekend we learned the fbi reset the phone's i-cloud account shortly after the shooting. cook says the government should drop its demand and form a commission to discuss the long-term implications on personal privacy. >> a law does not require apple to do what the fbi is asking so
far. >> the fbi said this could help discover if anyone else was involved in the attack. it is possible to break into the phone but one wrong move could permanently destroy everything. >> apple answers questions about the technology and explains why it is refusing the government's order in a post on-line. can you find locations for tomorrow's rally on our web suit, abc 7 news.com. tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> so interesting tiffany. thank you. now, bus only lanes are being painted in san francisco between caesar chavez and 30th street. it is to speed buses through the mission street corridor. 65,000 riders who depend on the 14, 49 and 36 bus lines will benefit from a faster ride. >> you can now drive in a new express lane along westbound interstate 580 between livermore and dublin.
over the freeway friday, the new express lanes are in the eastbound direction. as we've been telling you, you must have a new fast track to get the car pool discount between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. the price varies based on demand and the number of passengers in your vehicle. >> we are looking at new video of the massive clean-up now under way in fiji. entire villages are flattened and at least 20 people are dead after cyclone winston hit over the weekend. this was the strongest storm to ever hit the southern hemisphere. one bay area family with ties there hoping you can help them send aid. abc news reporter matt keler is live in danville for us. matt? >> reporter: reggie, there is a huge need for donations and money in fiji and the family who lived in this home is hoping their fund-raiser shows the people of fiji that they support them. john lives in danville with his wife and daughter.
but his extended family lives in fiji. >> i just hope they are okay. can't draw any conclusions. >> reporter: john has spoken with his mom, dad and sister and they were okay. they were in the capital city when the cyclone winston and 180 mile per hour winds struck fiji. rest of his family, aunts, au uncles, cousins, were in the village where he was raised. while john and his wife, alley, are waiting to hear from family, they are raising money. they are collecting clothes, blankets, diapers, formula and other household and hygiene supplies to send to fiji. >> we can't be there for them, but we just want to be able to do what we can here. and this is what we can do here. >> if you with like to dough mate money, clothing or
supplies, go to our website, abc 7.com, we set up a link there. matt keller, abc 7 news. >> thank you, matt. consumer experts sounding alarm about a product that could be in your home. and -- >> if you don't believe, i don't know what to say. >> a car burst into flames on the side of the freeway. what survived the accident that has witnesses to surprised. >> on pier 15 looking across the bay, blue skies, warm day ahead. what's next? so you don't have to stop., tylenol® 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back.
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watch this video of a car that burst into flames in tennessee. witnesses say the car was side swiped by another car. he went down a hill and hit a pole. a man took a tire iron to help the driver. he had no injuries. you can see a bible sitting on the front seat. >> deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo, michigan. this morning prosecutors charged uber driver jason dalton. he gunned down victims at random. in between shootings, he
apparently picked up passengers for uber. >> now to the race for the white house. republican donald trump and democrat hillary clinton are riding a wave of momentum after their wins. there is word trump is getting advice from former new york city mayor, rudy giuliani. senators marco rubio and ted cruz say they are feeling confident ahead of tomorrow's nevada caucuses. democrats are battling for minority votes in south carolina. latest poll shows a double-digit lead over bernie sanders. despite that poll and losing to clinton in nevada, sanders says he's not going anywhere. >> liquidators shares are falling after concerns of toxic floors. center for disease and prevention say certain types of laminated flooring from a company are about three times more likely to get cancer than previously estimated. the results have to do with exposure to high levels of formaldehyde. shares dropped by 20% in early trading.
>> a lady with some serious rhythm break it on down at the white house. and of course that video goes viral. >> the video everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. >> and the abc 7 news broadcast center, can i borrow some sunglasses? it is bright out here and warm. yesterday was average. today, 7 to 12 degrees above average. we may set some record highs. we will have that coming up in your forecast. >> yes, you may. and feeling like you are being nickelled and dimed for each cup of joe? why being
back to work for the boys of summer. >> players, pitchers and catches were go to spring training in arizona today. they start march 2nd. with it being another even number year, we know what to expect. giants fans hoping, the giant won the world series in 2010, '12 and '14. >> pitchers an catchers reporting over the weekend, a's play their first game on march 3rd. can you stay on top of what is happening with spring training with mike shumann. shu will have report from arizona starting tomorrow beginning at 6:00 p.m. >> all signs point to spring from baseball. >> baseball teams can be practicing here. >> yeah. >> up on the roof right now. and it looks great up here. very bright. few high clouds roaming by.
looking back at the bay. little bit aftof a breeze. almost as gorgeous as this morning. let me show you from the explorer to yum. watch the ferry ride. must have been gorgeous watching the sun rise come up and over the diablo range and eventually the bay bridge. isn't that gorgeous? put that on-line if you want to take a look at it again. if you have something gorgeous like that, put it there too. hashtag at abc 7. live doppler 7, nothing going on there. bone dry. can you see just a little hazy today. otherwise we're going to have tons of sunshine, and warm days ahead. february is going to end dryer than average and we are watching a weak weekend system. so weak we don't have a storm impact scale on it right now. looking like less than a tenth of an inch of rain. tree pollen, that's why it is hazy out there. mold spores, fine particulates, moderate. if you have juniper, pine, those
alallergens bother you, you won't like this weekend. sorry. san mateo around 70. livermore, warm spot. oakland 74. possibly 75 at santa cruz as winds blow off-shore today. you can see it is gorgeous there. let's take a look at your planner over the next couple of hours. above average at 3:00. coast inland in low to upper 60s at the coast. still delightful. temperatures at 7:00 are barely below average highs and you need a light jacket by 9:00 mid 50s. we will keep following with the dry air and a few high clouds into mid to high 40s. maybe 30s in places like danville. a lot of mid up toer 40s around the bay shore to the coast. san jose, record high tomorrow is 76. 76 wednesday. near record warmth both of those days. all right, quick look at lake
tahoe. slipping it in there quick and show you, just as warm there. no snow in offering through the end of the month as we have really no chance of rain through the end of the month. slightly cooler to get drops to develop saturday but upper 60s and low 70s warmer than we should be. looks like february continuing but hopefully march will see it turn back to a weather pattern. that's what we are thinking right now. >> i will bring my sunglasses in for you tomorrow, mike. thank you. >> getting freebees from starbucks may soon cost you more money. right now, you get stars for each transaction regardless of how much you spend. starting in april, starbucks says it will award stars based on dollar amounts. you have to spend $62.50 to get a fre freebee. the point is to get you to spend more. starbucks said they will earn more or faster than they do now.
>> everyone is doing this. >> airlines are too. what if you waited a hundred years to meet the president? >> i would still be alive. and one day that dream comes true. i hope so. >> this lady starts dancing with happiness. the secret she shared with the president and first lady. and you have to see her dancing. >> we want to know her secret to a long life, too.
well how many people can sigh they got to dance with the president? >> one special lady certainly did. she is 106. >> wow! >> you have to see her great reaction to meeting america's first couple. >> hi! >> so nice to see you. >> you want to say hi to michelle? >> oh, my gosh. >> i think they aren't expecting that she will start dancing. >> wow, look that. >> virginia just taking off across the room and the president asked, what's the secret to still dancing at 106. you know what she said? >> what did she say? >> she said just keep moving. she sure was proving that. >> she still looks great. whatever is going on, it is good advice. we just follow it.
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